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Reading 1

1 Chronicles chapter 14

(1Ch 14:1) And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar-trees, and masons, and carpenters, to build him a house.

(1Ch 14:2) And David perceived that Jehovah had established him king over Israel; for his kingdom was exalted on high, for his people Israel`s sake.

(1Ch 14:3) And David took more wives at Jerusalem; and David begat more sons and daughters.

(1Ch 14:4) And these are the names of the children whom he had in Jerusalem: Shammua, and Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon,

(1Ch 14:5) and Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elpelet,

(1Ch 14:6) and Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,

(1Ch 14:7) and Elishama, and Beeliada, and Eliphelet.

(1Ch 14:8) And when the Philistines heard that David was anointed king over all Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek David: and David heard of it, and went out against them.

(1Ch 14:9) Now the Philistines had come and made a raid in the valley of Rephaim.

(1Ch 14:10) And David inquired of God, saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines? and wilt thou deliver them into my hand? And Jehovah said unto him, Go up; for I will deliver them into thy hand.

(1Ch 14:11) So they came up to Baal-perazim, and David smote them there; and David said, God hath broken mine enemies by my hand, like the breach of waters. Therefore they called the name of that place Baal-perazim.

(1Ch 14:12) And they left their gods there; and David gave commandment, and they were burned with fire.

(1Ch 14:13) And the Philistines yet again made a raid in the valley.

(1Ch 14:14) And David inquired again of God; and God said unto him, Thou shalt not go up after them: turn away from them, and come upon them over against the mulberry-trees.

(1Ch 14:15) And it shall be, when thou hearest the sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry-trees, that then thou shalt go out to battle; for God is gone out before thee to smite the host of the Philistines.

(1Ch 14:16) And David did as God commanded him: and they smote the host of the Philistines from Gibeon even to Gezer.

(1Ch 14:17) And the fame of David went out into all lands; and Jehovah brought the fear of him upon all nations.

Reading 2

1 Chronicles chapter 15

(1Ch 15:1) And [David] made him houses in the city of David; and he prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched for it a tent.

(1Ch 15:2) Then David said, None ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites: for them hath Jehovah chosen to carry the ark of God, and to minister unto him for ever.

(1Ch 15:3) And David assembled all Israel at Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of Jehovah unto its place, which he had prepared for it.

(1Ch 15:4) And David gathered together the sons of Aaron, and the Levites:

(1Ch 15:5) of the sons of Kohath, Uriel the chief, and his brethren a hundred and twenty;

(1Ch 15:6) of the sons of Merari, Asaiah the chief, and his brethren two hundred and twenty;

(1Ch 15:7) of the sons of Gershom, Joel the chief, and his brethren a hundred and thirty;

(1Ch 15:8) of the sons of Elizaphan, Shemaiah the chief, and his brethren two hundred;

(1Ch 15:9) of the sons of Hebron, Eliel the chief, and his brethren fourscore;

(1Ch 15:10) of the sons of Uzziel, Amminadab the chief, and his brethren a hundred and twelve.

(1Ch 15:11) And David called for Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and for the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel, and Amminadab,

(1Ch 15:12) and said unto them, Ye are the heads of the fathers` [houses] of the Levites: sanctify yourselves, both ye and your brethren, that ye may bring up the ark of Jehovah, the God of Israel, unto [the place] that I have prepared for it.

(1Ch 15:13) For because ye [bare it] not at the first, Jehovah our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not according to the ordinance.

(1Ch 15:14) So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring up the ark of Jehovah, the God of Israel.

(1Ch 15:15) And the children of the Levites bare the ark of God upon their shoulders with the staves thereon, as Moses commanded according to the word of Jehovah.

(1Ch 15:16) And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren the singers, with instruments of music, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding aloud and lifting up the voice with joy.

(1Ch 15:17) So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of his brethren, Asaph the son of Berechiah; and of the sons of Merari their brethren, Ethan the son of Kushaiah;

(1Ch 15:18) and with them their brethren of the second degree, Zechariah, Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, and Eliphelehu, and Mikneiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, the doorkeepers.

(1Ch 15:19) So the singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, [were appointed] with cymbals of brass to sound aloud;

(1Ch 15:20) and Zechariah, and Aziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, and Eliab, and Maaseiah, and Benaiah, with psalteries set to Alamoth;

(1Ch 15:21) and Mattithiah, and Eliphelehu, and Mikneiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps set to the Sheminith, to lead.

(1Ch 15:22) And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was over the song: he instructed about the song, because he was skilful.

(1Ch 15:23) And Berechiah and Elkanah were doorkeepers for the ark.

(1Ch 15:24) And Shebaniah, and Joshaphat, and Nethanel, and Amasai, and Zechariah, and Benaiah, and Eliezer, the priests, did blow the trumpets before the ark of God: and Obed-edom and Jehiah were doorkeepers for the ark.

(1Ch 15:25) So David, and the elders of Israel, and the captains over thousands, went to bring up the ark of the covenant of Jehovah out of the house of Obed-edom with joy.

(1Ch 15:26) And it came to pass, when God helped the Levites that bare the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, that they sacrificed seven bullocks and seven rams.

(1Ch 15:27) And David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all the Levites that bare the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah the master of the song [with] the singers: and David had upon him an ephod of linen.

(1Ch 15:28) Thus all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of Jehovah with shouting, and with sound of the cornet, and with trumpets, and with cymbals, sounding aloud with psalteries and harps.

(1Ch 15:29) And it came to pass, as the ark of the covenant of Jehovah came to the city of David, that Michal the daughter of Saul looked out at the window, and saw king David dancing and playing; and she despised him in her heart.

Reading 3

1 Chronicles chapter 16

(1Ch 16:1) And they brought in the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it: and they offered burnt-offerings and peace-offerings before God.

(1Ch 16:2) And when David had made an end of offering the burnt-offering and the peace-offerings, he blessed the people in the name of Jehovah.

(1Ch 16:3) And he dealt to every one of Israel, both man and woman, to every one a loaf of bread, and a portion [of flesh], and a cake of raisins.

(1Ch 16:4) And he appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the ark of Jehovah, and to celebrate and to thank and praise Jehovah, the God of Israel:

(1Ch 16:5) Asaph the chief, and second to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, with psalteries and with harps; and Asaph with cymbals, sounding aloud;

(1Ch 16:6) and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets continually, before the ark of the covenant of God.

(1Ch 16:7) Then on that day did David first ordain to give thanks unto Jehovah, by the hand of Asaph and his brethren.

(1Ch 16:8) O give thanks unto Jehovah, call upon his name; Make known his doings among the peoples.

(1Ch 16:9) Sing unto him, sing praises unto him; Talk ye of all his marvellous works.

(1Ch 16:10) Glory ye in his holy name; Let the heart of them rejoice that seek Jehovah.

(1Ch 16:11) Seek ye Jehovah and his strength; Seek his face evermore.

(1Ch 16:12) Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, His wonders, and the judgments of his mouth,

(1Ch 16:13) O ye seed of Israel his servant, Ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones.

(1Ch 16:14) He is Jehovah our God; His judgments are in all the earth.

(1Ch 16:15) Remember his covenant for ever, The word which he commanded to a thousand generations,

(1Ch 16:16) [The covenant] which he made with Abraham, And his oath unto Isaac,

(1Ch 16:17) And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a statute, To Israel for an everlasting covenant,

(1Ch 16:18) Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, The lot of your inheritance;

(1Ch 16:19) When ye were but a few men in number, Yea, very few, and sojourners in it;

(1Ch 16:20) And they went about from nation to nation, And from one kingdom to another people.

(1Ch 16:21) He suffered no man to do them wrong; Yea, he reproved kings for their sakes,

(1Ch 16:22) [Saying], Touch not mine anointed ones, And do my prophets no harm.

(1Ch 16:23) Sing unto Jehovah, all the earth; Show forth his salvation from day to day.

(1Ch 16:24) Declare his glory among the nations, His marvellous works among all the peoples.

(1Ch 16:25) For great is Jehovah, and greatly to be praised: He also is to be feared above all gods.

(1Ch 16:26) For all the gods of the peoples are idols: But Jehovah made the heavens.

(1Ch 16:27) Honor and majesty are before him: Strength and gladness are in his place.

(1Ch 16:28) Ascribe unto Jehovah, ye kindreds of the peoples, Ascribe unto Jehovah glory and strength;

(1Ch 16:29) Ascribe unto Jehovah the glory due unto his name: Bring an offering, and come before him: Worship Jehovah in holy array.

(1Ch 16:30) Tremble before him, all the earth: The world also is established that it cannot be moved.

(1Ch 16:31) Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; And let them say among the nations, Jehovah reigneth.

(1Ch 16:32) Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; Let the field exult, and all that is therein;

(1Ch 16:33) Then shall the trees of the wood sing for joy before Jehovah; For he cometh to judge the earth.

(1Ch 16:34) O give thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good; For his lovingkindness [endureth] for ever.

(1Ch 16:35) And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, And gather us together and deliver us from the nations, To give thanks unto thy holy name, And to triumph in thy praise.

(1Ch 16:36) Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Israel, From everlasting even to everlasting. And all the people said, Amen, and praised Jehovah.

(1Ch 16:37) So he left there, before the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, Asaph and his brethren, to minister before the ark continually, as every day`s work required;

(1Ch 16:38) and Obed-edom with their brethren, threescore and eight; Obed-edom also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah to be doorkeepers;

(1Ch 16:39) and Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests, before the tabernacle of Jehovah in the high place that was at Gibeon,

(1Ch 16:40) to offer burnt-offerings unto Jehovah upon the altar of burnt-offering continually morning and evening, even according to all that is written in the law of Jehovah, which he commanded unto Israel;

(1Ch 16:41) and with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were chosen, who were mentioned by name, to give thanks to Jehovah, because his lovingkindness [endureth] for ever;

(1Ch 16:42) and with them Heman and Jeduthun [with] trumpets and cymbals for those that should sound aloud, and [with] instruments for the songs of God; and the sons of Jeduthun to be at the gate.

(1Ch 16:43) And all the people departed every man to his house: and David returned to bless his house.